Posts Tagged ‘Reformation anniversary’

500th anniversary of the Reformation – Lutheran and Catholic leaders call for dialogue

Monday, October 30th, 2017

On Sunday, Bishop Mark Whitfield of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand and Cardinal John Dew for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On this date in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses, concerning failings he saw in the Church, on the door of the All Saints’ Church Read more

Catholics join Lutherans to mark Reformation anniversary

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Putting aside centuries of hostility and prejudice, Lutherans and Catholics have agreed to celebrate together the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017. In a joint document — entitled From Conflict to Communion — the Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation said there is little purpose in dredging up centuries-old disagreements. The lengthy text Read more